KJV Dictionary Definition: rage


RAGE, n. Heb. to grind or gnash the teeth.

1. Violent anger accompanied with furious words, gestures or agitation; anger excited to fury. Passion sometimes rises to rage.

Torment and loud lament and furious rage.

2. Vehemence or violent exacerbation of any thing painful; as the rage of pain; the rage of a fever; the rage of hunger or thirst.

3. Fury; extreme violence; as the rage of a tempest.

4. Enthusiasm; rapture.

Who brought green poesy to her perfect age, and made that art which was a rage.

5. Extreme eagerness or passion directed to some object; as the rage for money.

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.

RAGE, v.i.

1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.

At this he inly rag'd.

2. To be violent and tumultuous.

Why do the heathen rage? Ps. 2.

3. To be violently driven or agitated; as the raging sea or winds.

4. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with fatal effect; as, the plague rages in Cairo.

5. To be driven with impetuosity; to act or move furiously.

The chariots shall rage in the streets. Nah. 2.

The madding wheels of brazen chariots rag'd.

6. To toy wantonly; to sport. Not in use.


RA'GEFUL, a. Full of rage; violent; furious.


RA'GING, ppr. from rage.

1. Acting with violence or fury.

2. a. Furious; impetuous; vehemently driven or agitated; as the raging sea or tempest.

RA'GING, n. Fury; violence; impetuosity. Jonah 1.


RA'GINGLY, adv. With fury; with violent impetuosity.